Technology: Industry

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 8th January 2018.

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Photo of Danielle Rowley Danielle Rowley Labour, Midlothian

What recent assessment she has made of the potential effect on the digital and tech industries of the UK leaving the EU.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The UK digital sector currently is worth over £116 billion a year. Ensuring the sector remains strong and at the forefront of innovation is a priority for us. We published the UK Digital Strategyin March 2017, with further investment of over £500m into emerging tech announced in the November 2017 Budget and Industrial Strategy. These put in place the conditions for the UK’s digital sectors to remain world-leading, while also ensuring that the benefits of digital are felt by every business and every individual across the country.

The UK will remain open for business, and will strengthen trading ties with both Europe and the rest of the world.

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